11/22/22, 4:58 PM The ‘extraordinary evolution of Myanmar media’ | Frontier Myanmar ISSUES SIGN UP NOW Journalists covering an anti-coup protest in Yangon's Hlaing Township in March 2021, moments before a crackdown. (Frontier) The ‘extraordinary evolution of Myanmar media’ APRIL 28, 2022    Despite being targeted by the junta, Myanmar independent media continues to deliver to an information-hungry people, as publishing and consumption habits fracture into pro-and-anti-junta camps. By FRONTIER The Myanmar junta’s well-documented assault on local media and journalists has transformed the media landscape. The military regime, also known as the State Administration Council, has killed at least three journalists since the coup, two of whom allegedly died while being tortured. It has also arrested at least 115 journalists, jailed 57 and convicted 14, according to a report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on the one-year anniversary of the coup. The junta has banned 12 independent media outlets including 7Day, Myanmar Now, Khit Thit, Mizzima and the Democratic Voice of Burma. Many other media outlets have suspended their print publications, including Frontier, while others have shut down entirely, like the English-daily The Myanmar Times. Some of them have had their offices raided by security forces. A number of smaller outlets have closed. Many journalists and editors have gone into hiding or fled abroad. Media consumption habits and attitudes towards the media are also changing. https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/en/the-extraordinary-evolution-of-myanmar-media/ 1/9

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